Clavamox is a blend medicine containing amoxicillin and clavunate potassium. This unique mix of ingredients makes it effective against bacterial diseases which would typically be impervious to amoxicillin, however, the reactions have a tendency to be harsher than plain amoxicillin.
Is It Safe?
- The adverse impacts of Clavamox have a tendency to be harsher than amoxicillin alone, yet much of the time pets are not at danger of any difficulties unless they are hypersensitive to penicillin (the medication is a penicillin antibiotic) or other β-lactam anti-infection agents, for example, cephalexin. We prescribe that owners avoid from giving this medication to a pregnant dog and be additional wary when treating dogs with kidney or heart illness, or the individuals who are dehydrated.
Guidelines for Safe Use
- You ought to dependably visit the vet before giving your dog this medication for a determination of their side effects and a treatment arrangement made to suit their necessities. If you haven’t given this drug to your pet before you ought to watch them closely for any indications of an allergic reaction which may include troubles breathing, an elevated heart rate, rashes, hives, vomiting, seizures, swelling and fainting.If allergy side effects happen to get in contact with your vet quickly as responses to penicillin antibiotic agents can be life-undermining.
Because of possible cross-reactivity, it’s best to maintain a strategic distance from use in dogs who have endured terrible responses to β-lactam antibiotics agents before.
- The liquid suspension goes “off” immediately when it isn’t kept refrigerated. The typical shade of the substance ought to be white or light yellow. In the event that it has turned a darker shade of yellow or whatever other shadings then it has turned sour and ought to be tossed out.
- As an antibiotic, Clavamox is just used to treat bacterial contaminations. By including the β-lactamase inhibitor clavunate potassium in its mix of fixings it’s ready to eliminate microbes which would, for the most part, be impervious to amoxicillin. It is not compelling in the treatment of diseases brought about by Enterobacter or Pseudomonas.
Possible Side Effects
An allergic reaction is one of the main issues you should watch out for. Symptoms of an allergy could include breathing difficulties, rashes, swelling, increased heart rate, fever, seizures, and vomiting. If you notice these symptoms seek emergency veterinary care for your pet.
Dogs treated with Clavamox could also experience these adverse effects:
- Weight loss
- Rapid breathing
- Rapid heart rate